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Agent_Smith
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Connecting an Oculus Rift to a Dell M3800 laptop

Hi There,

If there is anyone out there with Oculus Rift experience I need to connect the unit to a Dell M3800 laptop, and have had no success.

I'm Using either Windows 7.1 or Ubuntu

 

I need to get back to the Matrix

I'm not kidding

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Howard61
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Re: Connecting an Oculus Rift to a Dell M3800 laptop

I was recommended 13 or 15 inch Alienware gaming laptop as you need a dedicated NVidia GeForce card. 

 

On requesting this from IT I was offered the Dell Precision M3800 as this has a 2GB dedicated NVidia Quadro. Not sure where to go from here...

Agent_Smith
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Re: Connecting an Oculus Rift to a Dell M3800 laptop

Thanks 'Howard 61'

My program coordinator suggested I just log a help desk call telling them my laptop is not 'fit for purpose' and request a swap to a macbook.

Might that fly?

[I thought you might have chosen a more obscure user name H!]

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Ahutch0
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Re: Connecting an Oculus Rift to a Dell M3800 laptop

Hi @Agent_Smith

Thanks for posting!

 

The GetIT Special Request form can be used to request non-standard hardware/software for purchase.
Once you have an idea of the specifications you require, just log in to the GetIT store and click the Special Request link in the lower left of the screen. There will be fields in the form for you to clarify what you need and why you need it.
Get IT Store link

Once submitted your order will be sourced, quoted and sent for financial approval before purchase.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Regards,
Adam

Agent_Smith
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Re: Connecting an Oculus Rift to a Dell M3800 laptop

Thanks Adam,

will try this.

Agent_Smith
Occasional Contributor

Re: Connecting an Oculus Rift to a Dell M3800 laptop

Well,

I have filled in the forms, requesting a swap from PC to Mac.

Will let anyone following this thread know what happens next.

thanks

-Agent